BOOK AHEAD! guesthouses in Yangon 100% full!
Replies: 71 - Last Post: Feb 19, 2012 2:43 AM Last Post By: Svemark
Feb 9, 2012 12:27 AM
BOOK AHEAD! guesthouses in Yangon 100% full!Hi all,
I know the topic has been discussed, but I'm updating with current information.
Last night I had to host a stranded traveller on my couch, they arrived in the morning with no bookings, spent the entire day going to guesthouses, midrange, and even upper range hotels, phoning around, and literally found zero rooms.
With the highest number of visitors ever, and the most visas ever issued by every embassy, the hotel sector in Yangon (and probably other places around the country) cannot handle the number of visitors.
Previously this was mostly a problem for the high-end and midrange places, but now appears to be the same for budget and backpacker guesthouses and cheapies.
Moral of the story: Please arrange your accommodation at least in Yangon, ahead of your travels. Can't advise on other locales although I personally could not get some visitors hotel reservations in Ngapali, Inle, and Bagan in last weeks, as well as wasn't able to get flights last minute. Booking ahead seems to be fine, but last minute, no chance at all.
P.S. hotels obviously capitalizing on the supply issue and increasing rates. Winner Inn previously $20-25, now $42, as an example. Traders rates up from $65 (corporate /contract rate) to $140+. Set to go higher in Feb.
Don't mean to be alarmist, but... you don't want to find yourself in this fellow's position...
Feb 9, 2012 1:02 AM
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Feb 9, 2012 1:22 AM
Feb 9, 2012 1:27 AM
Feb 9, 2012 1:43 AM
6Yes, it is correct news . Now , travelers and local agents were difficult in hotel room available . So, travelers those who want to go Myanmar should book the hotels in advance .
Feb 9, 2012 1:51 AM
7I´m leaving tomorrow To yangoon arriving at 510 pm.
Every GH hotel I wrote answers is full. Anny recommendation?
Exists the possibility to take a night train to Mandalay? Any Travel agent where I can go directly when I arrive?
Thanks to all in advance
Feb 9, 2012 2:36 AM
Feb 9, 2012 3:07 AM
10for a last resort only,usually there are rooms at everest hotel,extremely basic,$ 13 single,just north of golden pearl hotel or check the hotel right across international airport,big hotel but pretty empty,seems like airlines use it for Stranded passengers $ 30 is ok,air bagan put me there for a night,forgot the name but I mentioned it in one of my earlier posts 3-4 weeks ago when I was there
Feb 9, 2012 3:10 AM
11Take the bus in evening to Bagan or Mandalay, no need to stay in Yangon then. If arriving at 5.10pm you may have problems as most buses and trains have left.
There was a guesthouse (chinese?) in the street south of Bogyoke (Scott) market, might be worth asking there, sorry dont remember the name. Plenty of touts hang around between the Beautiland and Bogyoke market.
Feb 9, 2012 5:19 AM
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Feb 9, 2012 9:00 AM
14Thanks toeveryone. Is nice to come back and have all these information.
If I can get a bus, definitely I will do it.
What do you think. The best is to go directly from the airport to the bus station?
Thanks again to everyone. In Bangkok they are giving 250 visas a day
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